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  1. Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $1,599.99
    Excellent Condition
    Crestwood, MO
  2. Lakland 55-02 Skyline Series 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $1,069.99
    Excellent Condition
    Allentown, PA
  3. Ibanez SR655 Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $549.99
    Excellent Condition
    Twin Cities, MN
  4. Ernie Ball Music Man 2013 Stingray 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $1,399.99
    Excellent Condition
    Champaign, IL
  5. Ernie Ball Music Man 2016 Stingray 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $1,399.99
    Excellent Condition
    Champaign, IL
  6. Fender 2015 Standard Jazz Bass 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $504.99
    Excellent Condition
    Oxford Valley, PA
  7. Ibanez SR405EQFM Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $389.99
    Excellent Condition
    Manhattan, NY
  8. Ernie Ball Music Man 2012 Bongo 5 HH Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $1,579.99
    Excellent Condition
    Arvada, CO
  9. Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $1,429.99
    Excellent Condition
    Central Dallas, TX
  10. ESP Horizon 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $999.99
    Excellent Condition
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  11. Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $1,419.99
    Excellent Condition
    Buffalo, NY
  12. Fender American Professional Jazz Bass V Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $1,089.99
    Excellent Condition
    Jackson, MS
  13. Carvin LB75 Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $799.99
    Excellent Condition
    Orange, CT
  14. Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $2,199.99
    Excellent Condition
    Columbus, OH
  15. Jackson JS3V Concert 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $249.99
    Excellent Condition
    Independence, MO
  16. SX URSA 3 Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $339.99
    Excellent Condition
    Albany, NY
  17. Used 2018 SOUND GEAR SR405 Natural Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $349.99
    Excellent Condition
    Cherry Hill, NJ
  18. Yamaha TRBX305 Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $299.99
    Excellent Condition
    Arlington, TX
  19. Ibanez BTB1005EOL Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $899.99
    Excellent Condition
    Brookfield, WI
  20. Fender American Elite Jazz Bass 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $1,679.99
    Excellent Condition
    Columbus, OH
  21. ESP LTD Surveyor 5 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $499.99
    Excellent Condition
    Brookfield, WI
  22. Gibson EB5 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $749.99
    Excellent Condition
    Avondale, AZ
  23. Ernie Ball Music Man 2018 StingRay 5 Special H Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $1,399.99
    Excellent Condition
    Champaign, IL
  24. G&L M2500 Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $1,149.99
    Excellent Condition
    Maple Grove, MN
  25. Ibanez SR505 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $459.99
    Excellent Condition
    Warwick, RI
  26. Ibanez BTB675 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $599.99
    Excellent Condition
    Alexandria, VA
  27. ESP LTD D5 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $349.99
    Excellent Condition
    Middleton, WI
  28. Sterling by Music Man Ray5 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $264.99
    Excellent Condition
    Spokane, WA
  29. Used Acepro Active Blue Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $249.99
    Excellent Condition
    Shreveport, LA
  30. Ibanez Btb745 Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $699.99
    Excellent Condition
    Brookfield, WI
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The standard bass guitar is one of the music world's most commonly-used and well-loved instruments, played in virtually every genre to contribute the deep, resonant background adding energy to any song. If you're a musician who wants to take things up a notch, however, even an instrument as popular as the bass has room for change. With the 5-string electric bass, that change comes in the form of an added string. This variation on the bass guitar was pioneered in the mid-60s by Fender and quickly began to make waves in the funk, metal and rock scenes, among others. By installing a fifth string, the range of the instrument is expanded, allowing the 5-string bass to play an even bigger role in a melody than its 4-string cousins. Not only does this give you access to more chords and allow you to play higher melodies, it also gives you a wider range that can translate to some amazing bass solos. Like any bass guitar, the selection of tonewood is an important part of shaping the instrument's overall sound. Alder remains the classic choice, giving full, clear and balanced tones for versatility that easily adapts to any genre.

To take full advantage of the 5-string bass' harmonic overtones, ash wood is another great option. Consider basswood if you like your sustain low, or maple if you like it high. Ultimately, the tonewood is a personal choice and it's a good idea to listen to different guitars to let your ear tell you which one is right for your own. Where the wood is one half of the bass' tonal equation, its pickups are the other half. Your 5-string bass guitar will come with either passive or active pickups, and while both types sound great, there is a difference in character to take into account. If you're looking to overdrive your amp for big distortion while maintaining tight control over the sound, you'll want to look at some active pickups. These contain their own mini-preamp to put a big punch behind the signal before it even gets to the main amp. On the other hand, if you want your tone to have classic warmth and fullness or vintage bass sound, passive pickups should top your list. When all is said and done, your goal is to find the 5-string electric bass guitar that perfectly matches your own preferences and is a great fit for the genres you play. Think about the wood and pickups you'd like as well as the wide variety of styles available and you'll find your instrument at the sweet spot where they all come together.

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